06 Apr Psalm 130 – I will wait for you
Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD! Oh LORD, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy.
From the depths of darkness and sin, my plea is for mercy. I daily needs God’s mercy. God has no reason to listen to me. But I’m crying “Abba Father” and relying on Christ’s work. Mercy is not getting what I deserve.
If you, O LORD, should mark my iniquities, Oh LORD, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.
My favourite verse of scripture this week. Not only do I not deserve God to listen to me, but also I also don’t deserve Him forgiving me. My sins are so high, so dark and so damaging. And if God were to count them, I’d be devastated. God forgets the sin, and forgives. However I cannot take this for granted. He is a powerful, all-holy God – He is fearful. With this forgiveness I can’t shrug it off and keep sinning. Not at all. The fear of God keeps me from sin. And I can stand before God, not of works of righteousness, but by the clothes of Christ that He’s given me. That’s astounding that it’s even possible. “What a powerful name it is, nothing can stand against, what a powerful name it is, the power of Jesus.”
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.
Jesus Christ is my hope. There’s only one hope. There’s no clever ability in me that can fix myself or cleanse me of sin. I’m waiting on Christ and putting my hope on Him. These past few weeks have taught me a huge lesson in waiting on God. But also really consume His word, it’s no longer a dull textbook. It’s alive and breathing. And it gives me hope: for example “I will never leave you nor forsake you” and “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life and you believe in your heart, you will be saved.”
O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with Him is plentiful redemption. And He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
I serve the God who never runs out of love. There is plentiful redemption and flowing forgiveness. I am so sinful, but there’s steadfast love. Christ has redeemed me, He has bought me at a cost. He has purchased me, so I am no longer a slave to sin, but a child of God. I have been redeemed from all my sin. I now serve a new master. God’s love never fails, it’s steadfast & strong. And therefore, I hope in God! All my iniquities are redeemed. And I am resolute in serving Him. I have so many failings and so much weakness, but I turn to You God! You are my hope. My only hope.